The Oyster Box known as the grand old dame of local hotels (it opened in 1947), has recently been renovated providing brilliantly elegant bedrooms and exotic detail whilst still providing its colonial charm, impeccable service, lush tropical gardens and breath-taking seaside setting. Perfectly situated on the ocean's edge, the hotel is a brief walk from Umhlanga Village Centre. The Hotel is also conveniently located to Durban city centre, and numerous stylish shopping centres.
The Oyster Box offers 86 rooms divided into 10 room types including garden facing and sea facing rooms, suites and villas. All rooms feature tea and coffee making facilities, high speed wifi, CD/DVD player, mini bar and beach gear, soap and pillow menus.
The city centre of Durban is a 15 minute drive away, Umhlanga Village with its numerous shopping facilities is a 2 minute walk, and King Shaka International Airport can be reached in 15 minutes.
The Oyster Box is conveniently located near the vibrant chic city of Durban, with a wealth of attractions nearby such as - golf courses, shopping centres, Big 5 game and nature reserves, beaches and mountains.
Read what our previous clients thought of The Oyster Box Hotel
An unusual hotel, with an ambience which was almost post-colonial. It was not our favourite stopping place, but it was for one night only, and we had no complaints about the staff or service. The beach-side setting looking out over the Indian Ocean is stunning.
Fantastic accommodations - we were upgraded to a sea-facing room for our honeymoon, which was beautiful. The food and beverages were delicious and reasonably priced. Had a great time at the famed afternoon tea. Nice relaxing way to start the trip before transferring to the safari lodge.
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